Searching for "SHAWBURY"

You searched for "SHAWBURY" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, but the match we found was not what you wanted. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 14 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "SHAWBURY":
    Place name County Entry Source
    ACTON-REYNOLD Shropshire ACTON-REYNOLD , a township in Shawbury parish, Salop; near the river Roden, 7 miles NNE of Shrewsbury. Pop., 159. Imperial
    Acton Reynolds Shropshire Acton Reynolds , hamlet and seat, Shawbury par., S. Shropshire, 7 miles NE. of Shrewsbury. Bartholomew
    ASTLEY Shropshire Shawbury under Shrewsbury. Acres, 1,168. Rated property, £1,670. Pop., 239. Houses, 54. The property is divided among Imperial
    Besford Shropshire Besford .-- township, Shawbury par., N. Shropshire, 3¼. miles SE. of Wem. Bartholomew
    BESFORD Shropshire township in Shawbury parish, Salop; near the river Roden, 3 ¼. miles SE of Wem. Acres, 1,310. Pop., 167. Imperial
    Edgbolton Shropshire Edgbolton , hamlet, Shawbury par., N. Shropshire, 6½ miles SE. of Wem. Bartholomew
    EDGBOLTON Shropshire Shawbury parish, Salop; near the river Roden, 6½ miles SE of Wem. It includes Muckleston and Great Witchford. Pop., 199. There Imperial
    LICHFIELD Derbyshire
    Shawbury, and Stanton-on-Hine-Heath; and the p. curacies of Albrighton-next-Shrewsbury, Astley, Broughton, Clive, Edstaston, Grinshill, Hadnal Imperial
    MUCKLETON Shropshire MUCKLETON , a township in Shawbury parish, Salop; on the river Roden, 7½ miles N W of Wellington. Pop., 113. Imperial
    PRESTON-BROCKHURST Shropshire Shawbury, and Wem parishes, Salop; 3 miles S E of Wem. It has a post-office under Shrewsbury. Pop., 138. Imperial
    RODEN (The) Shropshire about 18 miles south-south-eastward, past Lee-Brockhurst, Moreton-Corbet, Shawbury, Roden, and Bedington, to the Tern opposite Walcott. Imperial
    Shawbury Shropshire Shawbury , par. and vil., Shropshire - par., 7414 ac., pop. 967; vil., on river Roden, 7 miles NE. of Shrewsbury; P.O.; in vicinity Bartholomew
    SHAWBURY Shropshire SHAWBURY , a township and a parish in Wem district, Salop. The township lies on the river Roden, 3¾ miles Imperial
    WYTHEFORD (Magna and Parva) Shropshire Shawbury parish, Salop; 6½ miles N E of Shrewsbury. Pop., 101 and 44. W. Hall is the seat of the Charltons Imperial
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